11 Psychology Books Everyone Must Read

1- Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kanhneman

The book teaches you about the physiology of the human brain, and how tasks are distributed through each part of it.


2- Redirect by Timothy Wilson

If you are aspiring to change your daily habits or the people around you, this is your book gives you the best methods for that based on scientific researches.


3- Drive by Daniel Pink

This book is all about motivational methods used in the past and present for humans.


4- The Invisible Gorilla by Chabris and Simon:

We often see and feel a lot of things despite it being illusory. This book talks about a lot of researches done by the authors about delusional things we see and feel but in fact do not exist.


5- Strangers to Ourselves by Timothy Wilson

If you’re interested in consciousness, unconsciousness, and decision-making methods by our brain, this book uses philosophical and scientific evidences to the source (origin) of our decisions and how it is formed.


6- Stumbling of Happiness by Dan Gilbert

Our future planning is what differentiate us from other species; However, our brain is affected constantly by preconceptions and memories that could alter our future visions. This book explains happiness expectations with these factors.


7- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

What are habits and personal traditions? How are they formed? How do we change them and how much do they affect us? All these questions and more are answered and discussed scientifically in this book.


8- The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar

This book is relatively big, but it is one of the most important ones regarding decision making. Why do we choose what we choose? Why do we prefer one choice over another? How is a decision transformed into action?


9- Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

This book discusses things that appeal to us and which strengthen our memory retrieval; It also discusses things that help us make decisions.


10- The inner Ape by Frans de Waal

This book discusses the animal behavior specially the chimpanzee and the bonobo and linking it to the human behavior. It also discusses the evolutionary inheritances the human got from his ancestors throughout the years specially morals.


11- Free Will by Sam Harris

This book tries to prove that free will is a delusion; According to the book, we are only observers to our bodies performing tasks to survive. Harris in this book uses scientific and philosophical researches to support his views. It will be hard to believe in free will after finishing this book.